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Coming for a visit? Let’s take a tour of the most remarkable areas of the town, such as the Magdalena monastery, the Praza da Vila, the church of Santa Mariña with its beautiful square, O Chanto, or the Malecón promenade.

Praza de Stª Mariña

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Circular route on foot

How great is it to be able to forget about the traffic?
Grab your backpack and let’s go discover Sarria.
Don’t forget to take some pictures and upload them to your social media!

Mapa de Sarria

1 – Ponte Ribeira

(12th century). It crosses the Sarria River along the route of the French Way and stops at Fonte Ribeira and at the “Homage to the Pilgrim” sculptural ensemble

Ponte Ribeira. Foto JM Díaz Bernárdez
Ponte Ribeira. Foto JM Díaz Bernárdez

2 – Maior Staircase

(19th century). Go up and take a photo before entering the historical area of Sarria.

Escalinata Maior. Foto Manuel Somoza
Escalinata Maior. Foto Manuel Somoza

3 – Matias Lopez Birth House

It was the home of the chocolate industrialist, politician and philanthropist, who introduced modern commercial advertising in Spain.

Casa Natal Matías López
Casa Natal Matías López. Foto Manuel Somoza

4 – Church of Santa Mariña

(1885). Located in the old market square, occupying the site of an old Romanesque church dating back to the 13th century.

5 – Casa Baamonde

(19th century). Since 1920 it has been the Casa do Concello (Town Hall). On the main façade is the stone sculpture of the king Alfonso IX of León and Galicia. (19th century).

Campo da Feira de Sarria. Foto Víctor Formoselle
Casa Baamonde. Foto Víctor Formoselle

6 – Church of San Salvador

(13th century). It shows some Romanesque elements and Gothic arches and doors. Outstanding on the outside are the medieval ironwork and capitals with human heads, scrolls, the Tree of Life, rosettes and nail points.

Iglesia de San Salvador
Iglesia San Salvador de Sarria. Foto: Concello.

7 – Torre da Fortaleza

(13th century). Erected by the Counts of Sarria, demolished in the “Revolta Irmandiña” and raised again at the expense of the vassals of the “Cinco Pobras”. It stood until 1860. Today, only a flank tower remains.

Torre da Fortaleza. Foto Víctor Formoselle
Torre da Fortaleza. Foto Víctor Formoselle

8 – Old Prison

Today it houses the Municipal Tourist Office of Sarria, as well as diverse cultural activities.

Antiga Prisión. Foto Víctor Formoselle
Antiga Prisión. Foto Víctor Formoselle

9 – Monastery of Madalena

(12th century). Founded as a hospital and refuge for pilgrims, by two Italian friars. Today it is governed by the Order of Mercy. One of the most representative monuments of Sarria.

Monasterio da Madalena
Monasterio da Madalena. Foto Manuel Somoza

10 – Ponte da Áspera

Reconstructed in the 18th century on a bridge of medieval origin. It is one of the most outstanding bridges on the French Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago de Compostela.

Ponte da Áspera. Foto JM Díaz Bernárdez
Ponte da Áspera. Foto JM Díaz Bernárdez

11 – Saint Lazarus Chapel

(18th century). It is the only remnant of what was once the Hospital of San Lázaro, dedicated to curing people suffering from leprosy between the 15th and 17th centuries.

Capilla de San Lázaro
Capilla de San Lázaro. Foto Concello

12 – Rúa Porvir

If you are passionate about antiques or find furniture or pieces with a lot of history, this is the street for you. Enter the shops of the antique dealers and find your treasure.

Rúa Porvir. Foto Víctor Formoselle
Rúa Porvir. Foto Víctor Formoselle

13 – Casa da Cultura

In neoclassical style, it was the former Public Schools building and now houses the library and exhibition halls.

Casa da Cultura
Casa da Cultura. Foto Víctor Formoselle

14 – Ponte Vella do Mazadoiro

15 – Ponte Vella

Ponte Vella. Foto JM Díaz Bernárdez
Ponte Vella. Foto JM Díaz Bernárdez
Feculera. Barrio Estación. Foto: Manuel Somoza
Monasterio da Madalena

Enjoy Romanesque art in Sarria

The municipality of Sarria encloses within its borders a beautiful collection of Romanesque art in churches in the town and rural areas. Today you can still enjoy their beauty.

Tour of the Sarrian Romanesque

Church of Stgo. de Barbadelo

From the 12th century, with important alterations in the 18th century. This was once the Monastery of St. James of Barbadelo. Inside, the simple altarpiece is presided over by the carving of a Baroque pilgrim Saint James. It was declared a National Monument in 1976 and An Asset of Cultural Interest in 1980, and is one of the most admired churches on the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago de Compostela, with its original iconography: lions, birds and snakes linked to medieval bestiaries, and complex human representations in the portico, tympanums, capitals…

Individuals, and the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, which is one of the most admired churches on the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago de Compostela.

Iglesia de Santiago de Barbadelo
Iglesia de Santiago de Barbadelo

Routes through Terras de Sarria

We are the head of the region Terras de Sarria, formed by the municipalities of O Incio, Láncara, Paradela, O Páramo, Samos, Sarria and Triacastela. All of them with beautiful natural landscapes.

Hiking Routes
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